2021 / 5782

If you don’t have anywhere to join for the High Holidays – Atone with Ahava!

All services will take place over ZOOM only.

In light of the current state of the pandemic, all High Holiday services will be held on Zoom, just Zoom, and only Zoom again this year. Sigh.

Pikuach Nefesh, the preservation of health, is a fundamental Jewish value. Although we had hoped to hold in-person services, with the Delta variant and the current surge in COVID cases, Ahava feels that Zoom Only is the prudent course of action. We look forward to being together next year. May it be so.



Morning Service: 10:00 am – 11:30 am


YOM KIPPUR Wed 9/15/21 & Thurs 9/16/21

Kol Nidre service: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Morning service: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Yizkor (memorial) service: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm



Please note that a separate registration must be completed for each Zoom service, and will produce a dedicated log in for that service only, on one device only.

Please be sure that you have the same number of dedicated login links as the number of services you would like to attend.

Prayer book order links can be found below***


Register for the ROSH HASHANAH MORNING zoom service on Sep 7, 2021:

Zoom will open at 09:30am Eastern / Service will begin at 10:00am Eastern and end at approx 11:30am


Register for the KOL NIDRE zoom service on Sep 15, 2021:

Zoom will open at 06:30pm Eastern / Service will begin at 7:00pm Eastern and end at approx 8:15pm


Register for the YOM KIPPUR MORNING zoom service on Sep 16, 2021:

Zoom will open at 09:30am Eastern / Service will begin at 10:00am Eastern and end at approx 11:30am


Register for the YOM KIPPUR YIZKOR zoom service on Sep 16, 2021:

Zoom will open at 11:30am Eastern / Service will begin at 12:00pm Eastern and end at approx 12:45pm



Ahava’s High Holiday services are meaningful, contemplative, and infused with exquisitely beautiful music. All are welcome, regardless of background, and all will feel at home.

The services are not affiliated with any of the major Jewish movements. Rather, they combine traditional prayers and melodies with contemporary elements, for a meaningful prayer experience that will leave you feeling inspired and spiritually fulfilled.

Join us for just one service, or join us for them all!

‘Cantor Jacqui, Thank you so much for the Yom Kippur services done so deeply and so kindly. You soothed my soul! I proceeded through much of the services with profound and deep tears of renewal. Even when I remember the services, my body relaxes just a bit. I cannot thank you enough.’ Sue P, Colorado

“Cantor Jacqui, Thank you so much for the beautiful and enjoyable High Holiday services.
My family always loves listening to your amazing voice and participating in your warm, friendly, family services. Thanks for being such a warm, caring, friendly and inspirational Cantor and religious leader.” Lee and Evy Goldberg

“Dear Cantor Jacqui: We attended in person last year and loved it. We are SO happy services will be live-streamed this year. We are at home in Phoenix, and were afraid we would miss Ahava this year. Thank you for the love and good will you, Ahava, and its members bring to the world, and Jewish community especially. Blessings…” Ken and JoAnn Shore, Phoenix, AZ

***Please supply your own machzor (prayer book)

We will be using Mishkan Hanefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe. You will need this particular machzor to follow along with the services. If you are registering close to the date and cannot order hard copies in time, the electronic prayer books are available for immediate download! Problem solved!

*You may order hard copies HERE (Amazon) and bring the books with you to services. Please note that there are separate volumes for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The two-volume set sells for $44.

You may also order hard copies of the prayer books directly from the publisher at Use promo code MHN20 at checkout for a 20% discount (expires Sept. 15, 2021)

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*You may order electronic copies and use your device as your prayer book. Click HERE for Rosh Hashanah and HERE for Yom Kippur. Please download to your device; do not rely on wifi. Note that you do not need a kindle to order the electronic kindle version; just download the kindle app onto any device. The two volumes sell separately, each for $9.99.


All are encouraged to [bring and] wear their own kippot (yarmulkes) and tallitot (prayer shawls). There will also be some available to borrow for those attending in person.

If you would like a loved one’s name read aloud during the Yizkor service, please email his/her/their name to and indicate correct pronunciation.

Are you a skilled shofar blower who would like to participate in our services? Contact Cantor Jacqui at or 617-213-7911.

You do not need to be a member to attend any of Ahava’s services; however, donations are graciously accepted!

Shofar, So Good

High Holiday Music Sampler: